Gnome Music Player Client – MPD client

Gnome Music Player Client (GMPC) is a front end for the Music Player Daemon (MPD). It began life as traymp, a simple tray notification client and has grown into much more.

It’s focused on being fast and easy to use, while making optimal use of all the functions in MPD.

GMPC is optimised to work on low end machines and over slow networks.

Features include:

  • File Browser.
  • Browser based on ID3 information.
  • Search.
  • Current playlist viewer with search.
  • ID3 Information.
  • Metadata support, it can show artist image, album art, lyrics, etc.
  • Profile support.
  • Support for loading/saving playlists.
  • Support for showing and setting ‘raw image data’.
  • Guitar tabs.
  • Integrated favourites support.
  • Plugin support:
    • Autoplaylist.
    • Amazon Provider.
    • Directory Provider.
    • Xosd On Screen Display.
    • Q On Screen Display.
    • Magnatune Browser.
    • Stop Button.
    • Server Statistics.
    • Lyrics Provider.
    • Last.FM artist art provider.

Developer: Qball
License: GNU GPL v2

Gnome Music Player Client is written in C and Vala. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn Vala with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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  1. The above information about available plugins is incorrect.

    The version of GMPC on the Github site is version v11.8.90 and is based on GTK-3 and does not support the plugins listed.

    The gmpc-plugins which you list (fwhich are available for v11.8.16) cannot be build with this v11.8.90 version because the plugins are coded with GTK-2.

    So in conclusion, the gmpc v11.8.90 described above has no plugins whatsoever.

    To the best of my knowledge all of the major GNU/Linux distributions which still provide gmpc packages, use the v11.8.6 version so that the plugins can also be provided.

  2. As an update for the above and for the convenience of users looking for the source code in the form of tar archives, all of the related version 11.8.6 libmpd, gmpc, gmpc plugin pack plus additional plugins can be found at / Programs / gmpc / 11.8.16

    A correction is required to the statement “has no plugins whatsoever”. There is a dynamic playlist plugin on Github int he repositories of user “misery” which is a copy of a now defunct mercurial repository. This plugin wlll only build for the 11.8.90 version.

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